Meet our team



Steve Roggero

Senior Pastor

Steve was inducted at HBC as Senior Pastor on February 15 2009. His previous ministries include: Director Church Development at Churches of Christ Vic/Tas; Senior Pastor of Community Life Church Cherrybrook (North-West Sydney); and Pastor for Youth & Young Adults at Crossway/Blackburn Baptist (Melbourne).

In June 2013 Steve graduated with Doctor of Ministry Degree through Fuller Theological Seminary with a focus on Leadership & Church Engagement in Mission.

Steve has been involved in preaching, teaching and training both nationally and internationally as well has having established mission partnerships in various countries.

Steve loves sport, is particularly passionate about the Carlton Blues in AFL, as well as being keen on the other football (soccer) and other sports. He is interested in theatre and film, and enjoys good food and real coffee!

Steve is married to Sue and they have a son, Ricky who is 14 years old and the life of the party at home.



Mark Nidenko

Next Gen and Associate Pastor

Mark was inducted as the Next Gen & Associate Pastor in Feb 2016. Prior to coming to Heathmont Mark worked as the Church Relations Coordinator for Bible Society Australia, which primarily involved drinking a lot of coffee with church leaders around the state. Mark also previously served as a Senior Pastor for 7 years.

Mark is married to Stephanie and together they have 3 young children including a set of twins who are very active and keep them very busy.

An enthusiastic Carlton supporter, in his free time Mark is a keen cyclist. He is willing to take part in most sports, usually badly. He also enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and wears size 13 shoes.





Robert Waddell

Pastor for Connect and Care

Rob previously served as the Chairperson of our Church Council, before feeling called to accept a ministry role here, and was inducted as Pastor for Connect and Care in September 2011. Rob has a heart for all God’s people both here and overseas. He served as the Victorian Regional Manager for World Vision Australia until February 2013, when he left to take on the additional part-time role of Church Administrator at HBC.

Rob enjoys a good book, the company of friends and spending quality time with his wife Wendy.



Joshua Dare

Children’s Ministry Worker

Joshua began attending Heathmont in 2009 after his journey to find out who the big guy upstairs really was! Soon after he found his passion for children’s ministry through his volunteering with the church’s Friday night outreach ministry “KidsKonnect”

Josh has previously studied at Youth dimension completing a diploma in Christian Ministry & Theology, he then went on to complete an internship championing Children’s ministry and the power of outreach in the local community.

Josh has a real heart for seeing children experience the love of Jesus and helping them build strong foundations based firmly on their father in Heaven.